Postponed vs Deferred - What's the difference?

postponed | deferred | Synonyms |

Postponed is a synonym of deferred.


As verbs the difference between postponed and deferred

is that postponed is (postpone) while deferred is (defer).

As adjectives the difference between postponed and deferred

is that postponed is done later than originally planned; delayed while deferred is of or pertaining to delay of an action.

postponed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (postpone)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Done later than originally planned; delayed.
  • deferred

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to delay of an action.
  • requested a deferred payment
  • Of or pertaining to yielding to someone else's decision or judgment.
  • (accounting) Of or pertaining to a value that is not realized until a future date, e.g. annuities, charges, taxes, income, either as an asset or liability.
  • Synonyms

    * (delay of action) delayed, postponed * (give way to someone) acquiesced

    Verb

    (head)
  • (defer)